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A few ways to help Puerto Rico after Fiona

If you want to help Puerto Rico and its residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona, here is a growing list of organizations that are coordinating disaster relief efforts and requesting assistance and donations. Any help you can give will make a difference. Thank you! 🫶 

Brigada Solidaria del Oeste

The Puerto Rican mutual-aid group established a collection center in the residential area of Porta Coeli in the town of San German. It is operating from 8 am to 5 pm. They are requesting donations of emergency essentials, including non-perishable food, water purification tablets, solar lamps, water filters, first-aid kits, over-the-counter medicine, hygiene products, and home cleaning products. At this time they are not accepting clothes or shoes. Collected items will be distributed in the southeast area of the island.

Aside from essential items, they are also open to monetary donations for aid and support:

ATH móvil: /brigadasolidaria or Paypal: brigadasolidariaoeste@gmail.com.

ConPRmetidos

ConPRmetidos is a federally recognized 501(c) 3 non-profit with a 10-year track record of local impact on the island. Since the 2017 hurricanes, more than 20,000 individuals like you have contributed an estimated $24 million in impact funding across every municipality on the island. To learn more about them, or read their Annual Impact Reports, please visit ConPRmetidos.org.
 
Your support for the FionaReliefPR.com campaign for ConPRmetidos will ensure that trusted community organizations working on the ground will get the funding they need to get the work done now and for the long term.

Taller Salud

This non-profit women-run organization is soliciting donations of emergency essential items that include adult and baby diapers, bottled water, toiletries, over-the-counter medicine, hygiene products, solar lanterns, non-perishable food, and water filters, among others.

They are also operating two community dining rooms, therefore they are in need of gallons of water and disposable cups, plates, and cutlery. They also need fresh and canned goods, including garlic, onions, recao, sofrito, ajíes, rice, oil, pasta, sauce, canned vegetables, canned beans, tuna, sardines, tomato paste, and canned sausages.

They are also accepting monetary donations via PayPal (shorturl.at/dmuxY) or on their website.

PR X PR

PRxPR Relief and Rebuild Fund is a private, non-partisan, no overhead fund started by Puerto Rican business leaders in the U.S. It works with local organizations in PR to help rebuild infrastructure and provide disaster relief. They are ”identifying the most affected communities and will be delivering food, water, and first necessity products directly to them”. They are also accepting monetary donations for those affected by the hurricane.

Fundacion Mochileando 100x35

Fundación Mochileando 100×35 is a non-profit organization collecting essential items such as water, pet food, diapers, toys, batteries, over-the-counter medicines, solar lamps, and canned goods. They are currently not accepting clothes.

They will distribute these items to the central and southern towns of the island, the most affected areas. The foundation combined efforts with Reality Realty to establish a collection center at 1253 Avenue Manuel Fernández Juncos. It will operate from Tuesday, September 20 to Saturday, September 24 from 9 am to 4 pm.

They prefer physical items, but they also accept monetary donations via ATH Movil in the donate section: FundacionMochileando. Also via PayPal: Fundación Mochileando: paypal.me/mochileando”.

They are also in need of volunteers to organize the donated supplies and fill the trucks. If available to volunteer, email: ayuda@mochileando.com or send a text message to (787) 579-7191.

Fondita de Jesus

This non-profit organization also requested donations of supplies to continue helping the homeless and those that live in vulnerable communities. They need bottled water and non-perishable food. They are receiving donations at their location at 704 calle Monserrate, esq Fernandez Juncos in San Juan from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. For more information: www.lafonditadejesus.org.

For monetary donations: PayPal @LaFonditadeJesus and ATH Movil /LaFonditadeJesus.

Fundación Sin Límites

Fundación Sin Límites is asking for donations of food and essential items, including clothes, solar lamps, masks, disinfectants, first-aid kits, hand sanitizers, disposable containers, water filters, batteries, hygiene products, bed sheets, baby food, pet food, bottled water, diapers, canned food, and candles.

On Thursday, September 22, they’re collecting donations at the Kmart parking lot in Plaza las Americas from 6-8 pm. On Friday, they will be at the Sears parking lot of Las Catalinas Mall in Caguas from 6-8 pm. On Saturday, they will be at the Plaza Carolina parking lot from 9 to 11 am.

You can also make monetary donations in ATH Móvil: /sinlimitespr or 787-209-2585; PayPal: @fundacionsinlimites; and Venmo: /sinlimitespr.

For more information, you can email sinlimites.nonprofit@gmail.com. Also, check out their social media and website.

Red Cross

The Red Cross is accepting donations to distribute to those affected by the hurricane. You can also donate money via ATH Móvil: / Cruz Roja or 787-758-8150.

Social Medicine Ponce

They are accepting donations of clothes, canned food, socks, underwear, hygiene products, and over-the-counter medicine. They are also accepting monetary donations via ATH Movil: 787-241-7837 or Venmo: Rafael-Garcia-88. Check out their Instagram page: socialmedponce.

Global Giving

Global Giving is a nonprofit that supports and connects other nonprofits with donors. It launched “Hurricane Fiona Relief Fund” with the goal of raising $1 million to aid those affected by the hurricane in PR and throughout the Caribbean. The donations will be used to provide emergency supplies, such as food, shelter, fuel, hygiene products, and clean water. 

Causa Local

Causa Local is a local non-profit organization looking for generators, diesel, internet, and water supply for 54% of their small business owners from the most affected areas in Puerto Rico.

If you can help, write to info@causalocal.org. You can also send donations via Venmo @causalocalpr. For more information, visit their Instagram page: causalocalpr.

El Foster Club

El Foster Club helps find foster homes for rescues and places them in forever homes on the island or abroad. They are requesting monetary donations and volunteers who can foster. Each puppy costs them $100, without considering emergency costs, sickness, viruses, and fractures, among many other things.

They are accepting donations through ATH Movil: 787-529-7024, Venmo: ElfosterclubPR, and PayPal: ElFosterClub. For more information, including how to foster, check out their Instagram page: elfosterclub.

Volunteering Efforts

You can reach out to the Puerto Rico Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), a network of relief groups that pairs volunteer with local members. VOAD notes that volunteers should not show up without prior clearance.

The Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Acción (MPA) activated over 500 volunteers to help the affected communities on the island. They are in contact with various organizations and communities to help out the recuperation efforts where needed, such as cleaning and handing out supplies. World Central Kitchen (WCK) will be delivering meals to the volunteers. They are accepting donations to help continue their mission of helping those in need (such as for transportation, etc). You can help out through their platform Givebutter here or register as a volunteer here.

Techos Pa’ Mi Gente also needs volunteers. Visit www.tpmgcorp.org or check their Instagram page techospamigente.pr for more information.